Alfred Squires was born in Oakham on 28 January 1891, the son of Joseph Squires and his wife of 14, West Road. He enlisted in the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers in March 1916, and the following June was sent out to France. He was twice wounded, the first time in the left arm and on the second occasion in the leg, when bringing in his wounded Sergeant under heavy fire. He returned to France on 28 August 1918 and was killed a month later by a piece of shrapnel on 27 September 1918, at Cambrai. He is remembered on Panel 3 of the Vis-en-Artois Memorial and also on Oakham's war memorial.
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